The Worst Jobs in History

Season 2 Episode 12

Worst Rural Jobs

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM May 21, 2006 on Channel 4
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Worst Rural Jobs
The beautifully green and picturesque country of Great Britain has been forged by people willing to do some terrible jobs throughout history. After being a Shepherd Boy, Nettle Harvester, Reddleman, Thresher, Chaff-Box Boy, Sedge Cutter, Sin Eater, Pole Man, Lead-White Maker, and Featherie Man what could be worse? Try the age-old job of Steeplejack. "It's not the heights I mind," says host Tony Robinson. "It's falling onto the hard ground from them." See how he makes out when he tackles the highest spire in Oxfordshire in this horrible and humorous look at the most unenviable British jobs of the last 2,000 years.moreless

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